You betta Yassa that turkey!

With recent news The Cecil and Minton’s would consolidate into the Minton’s space at the end of this month Executive Chef JJ Johnson gave me the recipe for Cecil’s yassa chicken suggesting the marinade would be perfect for a holiday turkey.


WA State Memorial Day Weekend

Perhaps it was sitting on the deck overlooking Commencement Bay that we went a little overboard with the happy hour menu at Lobster Shop. Lots of seafood again and too many desserts, but the clear winner was fried Beecher’s cheese curds with chili jam. Rest in peace mozzarella sticks! And look for me @BeechersNY!

Buon Compleanno @Impero_Caffe

…my appetizer highlights were smoked maitake mushrooms in truffle sugo (sauce) gently spooned over the most unctuous buttery polenta and my favorite Scott Conant dish, next to his simple but delicious pasta al pomodoro, fritto misto! That is delicately battered and fried calamari, rock shrimp and seasonal vegetables. At the now closed Scarpetta (RIP), his fritto misto and a glass of crisp white wine was all I needed.

Mountain Bird Flies High

And there it is, my first full meal at Mountain Bird. I can’t wait for my next visit for date night, girls night out, family dinner or because it’s Tuesday or Thursday, TGIF, Saturday night special, what about Sunday brunch, because I am happy, because I woke up like this…

A 4-Day Food Reunion in Seattle

…two varieties of Hama Hama Oysters and some Deep Bay from Vancouver, BC. Their perfect mignonette, a couple of eye rolls and voila, “WELCOME TO SEATTLE!” I’d tasted the fruit of their waters!

Get Nix’d

…Let’s start with the cauliflower tempura and steamed buns with house pickles. Baaaaaaabyyy, YASSS! Perfectly battered and fried cauliflower florets swathed in a tangy peppery sauce, nestled into a steamed bun gives you some bao-realness!

Making It @HarlemPizzaCo

Aside from the Lexington pizza, I am in love, love, love with the Ooey Gooey just for the use of burrata with all of its deliciousness and the drizzle of truffle oil at the end never hurt anybody either!

Lobster Roll Touchdown, but not nirvana

I’ve been in Martha’s Vineyard for 4 days now and I have eaten well and have a mean sunburn to boot. My friends and I grilled on Sunday. I manned the grill and kicked out some juicy steaks, corn on the cob and another pass at my grill fried chicken (gotta post that recipe). We…

Bit by The Bite

What is being in the Vineyard without seeing a sunset in Menemsha? After waiting for some fried seafood at The Bite (29 Basin Road) for half an hour and missing it, it turns out not seeing the sunset is delicious! Obviously the fried shrimp was a “winnah” because they were out of it, but the…